The first is what is known
as 'mitigation'. This is taking action to reduce the level of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere. There are basically two ways of doing
this. One is to use lees energy, the other to substitute 'low
carbon' energy for fossil fuels. Clearly, a combination of the two
will be most effective.
The second response to
climate change is 'adaptation' or learning to live with the effects
of climate change. Even if we are incredibly successful in reducing
our contribution of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, there will
still be effects of climate change that we need to live with -
warmer summers, increased flooding, rising sea level.
In practice, organisations
need to address both mitigation and adaptation.
JPC can provide practical
support to organisations that want to address climate change.
Services offered by JPC: